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5 Reasons to avoid Concrete Pier Foundation Repairs

Aug 1, 2023 | Uncategorized

1) You’ll Likely Have to Repair Your Foundation Again

In states where foundation repair is more regulated, you can’t even use concrete piers to repair concrete slab foundations. The only foundation repair methods allowed use steel piers. Don’t just take our word for it, do your research.

Customers typically choose concrete pier because it seems like a cheaper foundation repair option, but in the long run it’s not. You’ll probably have to do it all over again in 3-10 years and foundation repair is more expensive the second time.

We repair at least one home a week that has previously been repaired using concrete piers and we don’t want that to happen to you.

2) Concrete Piers Don’t Fix the Problem

One of the main goals of foundation repair is to stabilize your home by underpinning it to the maximum depth of a load-bearing strata— giving you a solid foundation that replaces the moving soil as your home’s sole foundational support.

We find that bedrock in the greater DFW is an average of 24-30 feet under your home.

Concrete pier systems commonly reach 6-8 feet deep — leaving your home far from the support of the load-bearing strata or bedrock.

3) Limited & Painful Warranties

Because concrete pier foundation repairs don’t fix your home for the long term, they come with limited warranties.

Warranties are either for short time frames, impossible to get filled, or severely limited in what they cover — leaving you stuck with preventable costs or a sour selling point when you want to put your home on the market.

In comparison, AlphaLift offers a lifetime, fully transferable warranty because we know our steel pier system fixes your foundation the first time.

4) Concrete Pier Installation is Slow and Messy

Concrete piers require huge excavations of soil and leave you out of your home for 2-4 weeks.

This leaves you with extra landscaping costs and too much time out of your home — all for a repair that won’t even last.

5) Concrete Piers Lose Alignment & Stability

Concrete piers, even linked concrete piers, are still susceptible to the moving soils.

Over time, your concrete foundation repair will shift and lose its load-bearing capabilities. This means you’ll need adjustments, potential additional repairs, and you can end up with future plumbing or roof or other systems needing to be fixed!

All of these reasons are why AlphaLift invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into our steel pier system technology. When you work with us, we fix your foundation once with steel piers and we fix it right. Our team of seasoned professionals is here to serve you and make sure your problems are resolved permanently.

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